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Submitted by Kennedy on Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:21pm

Dr. N. G. Mohtadi, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), Dip Sport Med

Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi is the Director of the Sport Medicine Centre, as well as a member of the International Society for Arthroscopy of the Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. He is a past president (2002-2006) of the Joint Orthopaedic Initiative for National Trials of the Shoulder (JOINTS Canada) and the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. He is on the editorial boards of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Physician and Sports Medicine and the Journal of Sportorthopädie-Sporttraumatologie.

Dr. Mohtadi took a year off of his medical career to play professional tennis culminating at Wimbledon in 1982. He completed his medical internship at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC and went on to complete his postgraduate training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Calgary, receiving his FRCSC in 1987.

Dr. Mohtadi pursued subspecialty training in Calgary and the Alberta Children’s Hospital followed by further fellowship training at the University of Western Ontario with Drs. Peter Fowler and Richard Hawkins in 1988-89. He received an Alberta Heritage Foundation Clinical Fellowship award to pursue a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University in 1989-1990 under the supervision of Dr Gordon Guyatt. In 1990 he received the Diploma in Sport Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. He joined Foothills Hospital Calgary in 1991 and has been at the Peter Lougheed Hospital since 1996. 

In addition, Dr. Mohtadi continues to make significant research contributions that can be classified into three areas: 1) Randomized Clinical Trials 2) Outcome Measure Development and 3) Health Services Research.

Dr. R.C. Bray, MD, FRCS (C)

Dr. Bray obtained his MD in 1980, and his FRCSC in orthopedic surgery in 1985 at the University of Calgary.

Post graduate Fellowship training included soft tissue knee reconstructive surgery in Cambridge England in 1985, and in endoscopic and reconstructive knee surgery in 1986 and 1987 at the University of Western Ontario. He returned to Calgary in 1988 and completed a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Biomechanics of ligament healing in 1991.  Dr. Bray became one of the first surgeons appointed to the Sports Medicine Center in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 1988.

Dr. Bray is presently a Professor of Surgery in the Cummings School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.  He has been a scientist of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (previously the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research) since 1988.

His surgical focus at the Sports Medicine Center is soft tissue knee reconstruction and endoscopic knee surgery. 

Dr. Bray has 30 years of experience in surgery, basic physiological research and commercialization of medical innovation.

He has authored or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed publications in orthopedic research.  He has obtained over 3 million dollars in funding from provincial, national and international sources for research, and over 5 million dollars of private equity investment in developing commercialize-able products to directly benefit patients.

Dr. Bray is currently advising Alberta Health Services on medical innovation and commercialization of products, processes and services that will make healthcare in Alberta sustainable and better for patients.

Dr. R.S. Boorman, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

Dr. Richard Boorman is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to his surgical work he is an Assistant Professor for the McCaig Centre for Joint Injury and Arthritis Research.

He received his Medical Doctorate (MD) in 1994 and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency in 2000 from the University of Calgary. He received his Shoulder and Elbow Research Fellowship in 2001 and Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship in 2002 from the University of Washington.

He is a member of or affiliated with a number of medical organizations including the Alberta Collage of Physicians and Surgeons, the Alberta Medical Association, the Canadian Orthopedic Association, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, and JOINTS Canada (Joint Orthopedic Initiative for National Trials of the Shoulder).

You can read about one of his recent publications, “The Rotator Cuff Quality-of-Life Index Predicts the Outcome of Nonoperative Treatment of Patients with a Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear”, by clicking on the research links on this website.

Dr. A.J. Bois, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

Dr. Bois is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the management of shoulder and elbow problems. His practice includes both arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow.  He also holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

He completed a Master’s in Sport Medicine at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic at the University of Western Ontario in 2001 and then received his Medical Doctorate in 2005 at the University of Ottawa. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 and then completed an Orthopaedic Sport Medicine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2011 and the Charles A. Rockwood Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2012.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Bois also devotes his time to research-related activities. He has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and is an Associate Editor of the textbook The Shoulder. His current research focus includes advanced imaging of the shoulder as it relates to bone loss in shoulder instability, clinical and surgical care pathways for patients with rotator cuff pathology, and outcomes following both operative and nonoperative treatment of proximal humerus fractures.

He currently serves on the board of directors for the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES) and remains an active member in several orthopaedic associations and societies within North America including the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES).  

Dr. A. Rezansoff, Bsc(H), MD, FRCS(C)

Dr. Rezansoff is a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Cumming school of Medicine, University of Calgary. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (with honors) at the University of Calgary before moving to Edmonton to attend medical school at the University of Alberta (graduating in 2008). He stayed at the University of Alberta for his Orthopedic Surgery residency (graduating in 2013). He completed his Sport Medicine fellowship at the Fowler-Kennedy clinic in London, ON (2013-2014), and provided orthopedic team coverage for the Western University Mustang's football team during the 2013 season. He then completed his Arthroplasty and Lower Limb Reconstruction fellowship at the University of Toronto (2014-2015). Dr. Rezansoff has been involved in research to investigate the newly re-discovered “anterolateral” ligament of the knee. He is currently collaborating in a multi-center trial to investigate the outcomes of anterolateral ligament reconstruction in ACL deficient knees.

Publications include:

  • Bone Mineral Density Changes in the Hip and Spine of Men and Women 1-Year After Primary Cemented Total Knee Arthroplasty.
  • Biomechanical Analysis of Simulated Clinical Testing and Reconstruction of the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee. 
  • Radiographic landmarks for surgical reconstruction of the anterolateral ligament of the knee. 
  • Macrophages inhibit migration, metabolic activity and osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells in vitro. 
  • Interactions of the antimicrobial peptide Ac-FRWWHR-NH(2) with model membrane systems and bacterial cells.